Jan
6
Sun
Dream Catcher Art Exhibit @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – Mar 24 @ 3:30 pm
Dream Catcher Art Exhibit @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Come experience the intricate Dream-catcher exhibit by Witchita tribal artist Michael Williams. This unique dream catcher display will be available  from January 6th, 2019 to March 24th, 2019.

The Artist will be available only on Sunday January 6 from 10 am – 1 pm, to meet and greet visitors and answer any questions.

Mar
2
Sat
Coast to Canyon: A Tour of Our National Park System @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm
Coast to Canyon: A Tour of Our National Park System @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center

Illustrator and printmaker Chris Turnham will present a collection of artwork to accompany the release of his new children’s book, National Parks of the USA. These hand-pulled silkscreen prints use geometric shapes and limited color palettes to depict the parks in their most distilled forms, recalling the iconic screen-printed Works Progress Administration posters that have been synonymous with the National Park Service for decades.

In addition to being available to sign his new book, National Parks of the USA, Chris will be previewing his new illustration for the forthcoming updated Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area visitor brochure. A portion of the funds from sales will be donated to further arts in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Mar
23
Sat
The Woolsey Chronicles — Magazine Launch & Art Show @ Rosewood Villa Tickets
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A magazine launch fundraiser and gallery show for The Woolsey Chronicles: Finding Beauty in Disaster. This collaborative media project will raise awareness and funds in the aftermath of the devastating Woolsey Fire.

CTLST* (Ca-ta-lyst* media) has partnered with the Topanga Film Institute, a 501[c]3 organization, to create an innovative media project, documenting the aftermath of the 2018 Woolsey fire and its profound impact on communities, individuals and the wildlife throughout the Santa Monica mountains.
We’re exploring a new model for action in the aftermath of disaster:
PRINT. ART. MOBILE. ACTION.
100% of proceeds will be donated to the following local disaster preparedness and habitat
restoration organizations:
  • Santa Monica Monica Mountains Fund (SAMOfund.org)
  • Topanga Coalition for Emergency Preparedness (tcep.org)
  • Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains (www.rcdsmm.org)

 

Spring Equinox Full Moon Hike @ Franklin Canyon-Lower Ranch Parking Lot Tickets
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Spring Equinox Full Moon Hike @ Franklin Canyon-Lower Ranch Parking Lot

Join a Naturalist Guide on a Moderate hike to an overlook to discuss seasonal changes, identify planets, and locate constellations.
Bring Water and a jacket for changing temperatures.
Hike meets in the Lower Ranch Parking Lot-GPS 1936 Lake Dr, 90210

Mar
24
Sun
Malibu Lagoon Bird Walks with SMBAS @ Malibu Lagoon Tickets
Mar 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Malibu Lagoon Bird Walks with SMBAS @ Malibu Lagoon

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society (SMBAS) invites all to our monthly Malibu Lagoon Field Trips, held on the 4th Sunday of every month, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. FREE! Below is more info, for your use, distribution, and enjoyment! Please come out to the beach for a wonderful morning of birdwatching and friendly camaraderie! Bring binoculars if you have them; loaners available if you don’t.

Malibu Lagoon Field Trips
4th Sunday of Every Month, Every Month of the Year
SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY (SMBAS)
https://smbasblog.com

ADULT WALK 8:30 A.M. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon. We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean. When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House. We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers. So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too. Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.

CHILDREN AND PARENTS WALK 10:00 A.M. – One hour session, meeting at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot. We start at 10:00 for a shorter walk and to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach! We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents. We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, _YOU MUST CALL JEAN (310-472-7209)_ to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)

DIRECTIONS: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.
PARKING: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center

Join the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore for its 7th annual outdoor exhibit and sale. Twenty artists will display and sell their representational landscape and seascape paintings of Santa Monica National Recreational Area.

A portion of the funds will be donated to continuing art programs in the park. This event is sponsored by the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore, the National Park Service, and Western National Parks Association.

Make a Dream-Catcher! @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Make a Dream-Catcher! @ Rancho Sierra Vista | California | United States

Two workshops available!

Reservations Required. Please reserve no later than March 20th!

Come make a dream-catcher with Witchita tribal artist Michael Williams. He will teach the basics of creating your very own dream-catcher using natural resources.

There are two workshops available. The first workshop begins promptly at 10am. The second workshop begins at 1pm. Please be on time. Materials will be provided. All ages welcome.

To make reservations please email: razsa_cruz@nps.gov or call 805-418-3163. Please include the title of the workshop you will be attending, how many in your party (parents/adults included), the contact name for the reservation and contact info. Reservations fill up quickly. Please reserve no later than March 20th.

Mar
30
Sat
After the Fire: Wildflower Hike at Paramount Ranch @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Mar 30 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us on a spring wildflower hike and explore Paramount Ranch! This free and family-friendly event will be led by National Park Ranger Luis Jimenez. He will take folks on a hike through areas that were burned during the Woolsey Fire last November. Although the film sets of Western Town burned down, the surrounding area is expected to experience a beautiful regrowth of spring wildflowers. And the chapel used in HBO’s Westworld survived the fire!

Together we will learn about fires, and how they impact our plants and wildflowers!

All around the Santa Monica Mountains there have been reports of California poppies (Eschscholzia californica), blue dicks (Dichelostemma capitatum), shooting stars (Primula clevelandii), lemonade berry (Rhus integrifolia), lupines, wild cucumber (Marah macrocarpus), Johnny jump ups (Viola pedunculata), Indian warriors (Pedicularis densiflora), sticky phacelias (Phacelia viscida) and chocolate lilies (Fritillaria biflora) being spotted. Big-pod ceanothus (Ceanothus megacarpus), one of our most common shrub species, has also been turning entire hillsides white with their flowers.

For your safety, please bring water, wear a hat and/or sunscreen and close-toed shoes.

Please RSVP to ljimenez@nps.gov. All are welcome!

“Welcome Walk” @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Welcome Walk" @ Malibu Creek State Park

Join a docent for a refreshing walk along Malibu Creek, through a wooded valley. Learn about fire restoration, plus the park’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed on location. Meet at the Main Trailhead parking lot (second, lower lot) by the restrooms.

Books & Trails-Kids story time and Nature Walk Ages 4-10 @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center-Franklin Canyon Tickets
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Books & Trails-Kids story time and Nature Walk Ages 4-10 @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center-Franklin Canyon

Join a Franklin Canyon Docent for a nature-themed Story Time followed by a Guided Nature Walk around the lake at Franklin Canyon.
Recommended ages are 4-10.
Please be on time, as not all Story Time readings happen inside the Nature Center